According to Nielsen Music's mid-year report, hip-hop is the most popular genre in the music industry for the first time in U.S. history. The Nielsen report, which classifies hip-hop and R&B under the same genre, breaks down the stats for the genre in comparison to other categories.

Nov 19, 2013 · As you can see, Pop, Country, and Hip Hop genres have a stranglehold on the Top 100. These three genres make up 77 of the 100 songs on the Billboard Top 100 Charts. But does being on the Top 100 mean the song is ‘good’ to the general populace? Let’s look at how the Billboard Top 100 charts are tabulated. The most popular genre of the year was rock with 85.25 million albums sold. Country music was still very popular in the United States: in 2014, 30.46 million country albums albums sold, outselling ...